Wednesday 21 September 2011

Millionaire's Shortbread...

Oh My, this stuff is good even if it has about a squillion calories. Both my gran and my mom used to make this when I was a kid, my gran's caramel was always a bit more on the runny side and my mom's more on the chewy side, both were great! The recipe my mom uses calls for golden syrup to use in the caramel, which I can't get here but the other day I had a brainwave, why not use dulce de leche?

So, the base is just shortbread, I used a generic type of recipe from an ancient cookbook, you could just use your favourite shortbread recipe. Then I poured about 3/4 of a tin of dulche de leche* over the cooked shortbread and popped it in the fridge to cool completely then melted some chocolate and poured that over the top. Put it back in the fridge to set. Be warned, it is REALLY sweet! Perfect with a nice cup of afternoon tea.

*To make the dulce de leche, read this post, this time I wanted the caramel to be a bit runnier so I boiled the tin for an hour. I actually do more than one tin at a time and stick the unopened tin in the pantry for another day.


  1. This was always my absolute favourite treat, closely followed by viennese fingers! By the way, I have been buying Tate & Lyle Golden Syrup from Kaldi in recent months.

  2. really? our local Kaldi closed but there is one in the mall we go to sometimes, will have to have a look next time we go.

  3. Oh yumm my mum used to make theis too! She is originally from Scotland.I'll have to make some too soon but I need someone to help share it with me :)

    I was also going to say Kahldi sells golden syrup!

  4. Whenever my gran made millionaire shortbread she did it just like this with the condensed milk...I always thought that this was just the way it was done :-S

  5. I have my mum send me Scottish Blend or Tettley tea, back teas that you get in the rest of Europe just don't cut it.

  6. Yammmyyy!!! Love, love, love the millionaire shortbread!!!

  7. Oh my lord...this dessert would make me the 'favorite' aunt among my nieces and nephews..yummmmy


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